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    • Farewell, My Cuckoo

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wedding bells are ringing in the small British village of Smeaton-under-Lyme. Julia Lanchester's second-in-command at the local tourist center is finally getting married, and the lovebirds are giving Julia and her boyfriend, Michael, ideas about their own future. But before anyone can say "Will you", Michael's flighty older sister, Pammy, crashes the party. Before long, Julia's cozy cottage starts feeling more like Pammy's bachelorette pad. To keep herself from going cuckoo, Julia throws herself into her pet projects at work - until death disrupts her plans.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Empty Nest

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Manager of a tourist center in a quaint British village, Julia Lanchester finds herself with more ideas than time. Her boss is the Earl Fotheringill himself, but apart from him, she doesn't mix well with the aristocracy. Unfortunately, toxic mold forces her from her cottage and into one of the earl's countless spare rooms at the Hall. She tries to get a handle on her overload of work, while she finds herself arguing with dinner guests, chaffing at the sudden interest the earl's son has in running the estate, and missing her new beau, Michael Sedgwick.    

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Rhyme of the Magpie

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    With her personal life in disarray, Julia Lanchester feels she has no option but to quit her job on her father's hit BBC Two nature show, A Bird in the Hand. Accepting a tourist management position in Smeaton-under-Lyme, a quaint village in the English countryside, Julia throws herself into her new life, delighting sightseers (and a local member of the gentry) with tales of ancient Romans and pillaging Vikings. But the past is front and center when her father Rupert tracks her down in a moment of desperation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A missing birder

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Every Trick in the Rook

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Julia Lanchester is flying high. She's nesting with her boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, and she's found her niche as manager of the tourist center in her picturesque British village. Thanks to all her hard work, visitor traffic was up - way up. Her reward is an even more hectic schedule. Michael's busy, too, traveling all over as the personal assistant to Julia's father, celebrity ornithologist Rupert Lanchester. With precious little time together, Julia's romantic weekend with Michael can't come soon enough. But the getaway is spoiled when Julia's ex-husband is found murdered. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Charlotte Araki on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series #3
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by 18th-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task...that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything I Want (and, then some)

    • By karen on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Best-Laid Plants

    • A Potting Shed Mystery
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Pru and her husband, Christopher Pearse, are long overdue for a getaway. So when Pru is invited to redesign an Arts and Crafts garden in Cotswolds, she and Christopher jump at the chance. Unfortunately, their B&B is more ramshackle than charming, and the once thriving garden has fallen into neglect. With the garden's owner and designer, Batsford Bede, under the weather, Pru tackles the renovation alone. But just as she's starting to make headway, she stumbles upon Batsford's body in the garden - dead and pinned beneath one of his limestone statues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder in an English manor 4/5

    • By LOYL-00 on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Bluebonnet Betrayal

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 5
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Pru's life in England is coming full circle. A Texas transplant, she's married to the love of her life, thriving in the plum gardening position she shares with her long-lost brother, and prepping a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit featuring the beloved bluebonnets of the Texas hill country. Technically, Twyla Woodford, the president of a gardening club in the Lone Star State, is in charge of the London event, but Pru seems to be the one getting her hands dirty. When they finally do meet, Pru senses a kindred spirit - until Twyla turns up dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen!

    • By Kathryn on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Garden Plot

    • Potting Shed Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    Pru Parke always dreamed of living in England. And after the Dallas native follows an impulse and moves to London, she can't imagine ever leaving - though she has yet to find a plum position as a head gardener. Now, as the sublet on her flat nears its end, the threat of forced departure looms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • comfy and fluffy

    • By MossyFernForest on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Red Book of Primrose House

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 2
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Pru Parke has her dream job: head gardener at an 18th-century manor house in Sussex. The landscape for Primrose House was laid out in 1806 by renowned designer Humphry Repton in one of his meticulously illustrated Red Books, and the new owners want Pru to restore the estate to its former glory - quickly, as they're planning to showcase it in less than a year at a summer party.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Too much on romance of main character.

    • By Anonymous on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Skeleton Garden

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 4
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Texas transplant Pru Parke has put down roots in England, but she never dreamed she'd live in a grand place such as Greenoak. When her former employers offer Pru and her new husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, the use of their 19th-century estate while they're away for a year, she jumps at the chance. Sweetening the deal is the prospect of further bonding with her long-lost brother, Simon, who happens to be Greenoak's head gardener. But the majestic manor has at least one skeleton in its closet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Always, Interesting! A Great Book!

    • By Kathryn on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $23.09